A brief guide that revisits the Thesaurus. More conventional scales are listed and the author suggests which of Slonimsky's patterns might fit that scale. So if you are in a musical situation calling for an augmented scale centered on a leading tone, the author lists which of Slonimsky's patterns could serve. Topics: Slonimsky, application, scales, chords
Another very simple melodic sequence to serve as inspiration for later inspirations. Attempted rhythmic accents just weren't played well and it sounds messy, but their are a few places where the phrase slides in an out of phase in a pleasant and interesting way, instead of sloppiness. Topics: slonimsky, canon, practice, exercise
CARL RUGGLES: Lilacs; Toys Judith Litante, soloist CHARLES IVES: Barn Dance; In the Night (from "Washington's Birthday") Pan American Orchestra Nicholas Slonimsky, conductor FIRST RECORDINGS New Musical Quarterly 78rpm disc 1013A, B (N.M.Q.R. 12, 13) Recorded in May, 1934 Digital transfer by F. Reeder Topics: Carl Ruggles, Charles Ives, Nicholas Slonimsky, 78rpm
Russian-American musicologist, composer and conductor Nicolas Slonimsky talks by phone with then KPFK Music Director David Cloud about the music and life of the "Russian and Modern Romanticist", Dmitri Shostakovitch. The interview was originally recorded on 8/11/75, 2 days after the death of the composer, and re-broadcast on KPFA the same day a year later. Topics: 20th Century Classical, Composers, Musicologists, Dmitri Shostakovich, Nicolas Slonimsky
A program in honor of Nicolas Slonimsky in celebrations of his 97th birthday. Charles Amirkhanian plays a number of pieces by and for Slonimsky, including a couple of his own compositions. Also heard is a telephone conversation between Slonimsky and Charles Amirkhanian in which they discuss the latest edition of Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians of which Slonimsky is the editor. Slonimsky also discusses the advances in musical composition during the last century including... Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, 20th Century Classical, Nicolas Slonimsky
Nicolas Slonimsky conducts the New Haven Civic Orchestra in the performance of works by Charles Ives, Edgard Varèse, and his own, recorded in 1974. Topics: KPFA-FM, Nicolas Slonimsky, Music, Orchestral music, New music
Excerpted from "Thin Air: Nicolas Slonimsky at 76" The view long was that Mozart was buried in an unmarked pauper's grave due to the hazards of a raging storm in Vienna during his funeral. Musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky tells how he debunked that theory. Ever on a quest for accuracy of detail in his Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Slonimsky pursued some of the largest musical questions of all time, often with unexpected results. His glee in telling this particular story... Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview, 20th Century Classical, New Music, Nicolas Slonimsky Source: Other Minds
Slonimsky's Thesaurus has been a legendary book among musicians since at least the 1960s, with players as diverse as Coltrane, Zappa and Buckethead all finding inspiration in it. Yet many guitar players find it difficult to understand and use. This new book re-writes the theory underlying the first twelve chapters of Slonimsky's book and presents brand new patterns based on it. It's a valuable companion to the Thesaurus, especially for guitarists, as well as a huge resource in itself, with over... Topics: guitar, slonimsky, thesaurus, patterns, melodic, theory, scales, advanced
A lively and engaging interview with the dean of musicological lexicography who visited KPFA studios and talked with Robert Commanday (S.F. Chronicle music critic) and Charles Amirkhanian of KPFA. Especially important discussions about Igor Stravinsky and Charles Ives by the first conductor ever to champion Ives, Varese, Cowell, and Riegger (in the early 30's). Composer Lowell Cross was also present. Includes piano performances by Slonimsky. Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview, 20th Century Classical, New Music, Nicolas Slonimsky Source: Other Minds
bySlonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995, interviewee; Bertonneau, Thomas, interviewer; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
Transcript of a 13-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program Topics: Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995, Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965, Ives, Charles, 1874-1954, Koussevitzky,...
Nicolas Slonimsky offers a humor laden lecture, replete with examples, on the topic of elementary musical theory and composition. He plays a number of his modern interpretations of works by Bach and Beethoven and a perpetual canon based on the Mobius strip. Topics: KPFA-FM, KFCF-FM, Lecture, Panel Discussion, Nicolas Slonimsky, Classical Music
A live guest appearance on KPFA by Los Angeles music lexicographer and former conductor Nicolas Slonimsky. He talks with KPFA's Charles Amirkhanian about his family roots, superannuation, Varese, Ives, semism, pandiatonicism, and the extreme avant-garde in music. Topics: KPFA-FM, Morning Concert Series, Interview and Music, New Music, Avant-Garde, Nicolas Slonimsky
Carl Stone of Los Angeles joins Charles Amirkhanian to talk about his music, including pieces that sample a songs by Whitney Houston (How will I know) and the Beach Boys (Fun, Fun, Fun). Also Nicolas Slonimsky pops in to talk about his career, much of it popularizing the music of Varese and other modern composers. Topics: KPFA-FM, Morning Concert Series, Interview and Music, Electro-Acoustic, Electronic, Carl Stone,...
Note: Audio levels are a bit low as on original recording. Audio begins several seconds before video. Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Collection Guide: USC Thornton School of Music records Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for... Topics: californialightandsound, Music--Competitions--California--Los Angeles, USC Thornton School of...
Description: Combined forums at Schoenberg. Guest: Nicolas Slonimsky (at 95). Coordinator: Dr. Anthony Vazzana; recording by Steve Markham. Collection Guide: USC Thornton School of Music records Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for... Topics: californialightandsound, 20th century classical, Music--Competitions--California--Los Angeles,... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette